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the rule of law with the rest of the world, they would be happy with that. >> i talked to the planning people and the ceos of a lot of multi nationals. none of them that i speak with are saying that. the uk should never become hong kong or singapore not because they aren't great things, but because they're tiny countries. of course we'll have to stick with rule of law. of course we'll have to play to their financial strengths. but that's not going to be enough if they pull themselves out of their most important political and economic relationship and if they seem to be america's wrij into europe. >> what -- the u.s. feels very strongly, it's extraordinarily strong remarks, unusual. why was that? is it because actually they view the uk as the biggest proopponent of trying to get a single market to work and if europe is not in it, they're more competitive? >> i think they view the uk's voice as more liberal and more broadly european affairs is an important one and it's a question of the uk is in many ways the u.s.'s most important national security ally. and pulling out politically inter
of law, transparency, opportunity to get good managers. the u.s. will grow at a reasonable rate this year, 2%, 2.5%. outside of the united states, the best emerging markets are china, brazil we like a great deal. other places like peru, colombia, chile, south africa, turkey. korea, as well, in asia, indonesia attractive. europe has appeal. it's been beaten down so much we think it's the largest emerging market in the world. price vs. been beaten down and -- prices have been beaten down and we think growth will occur. for example, a lot of banks have to sell assets. we recently bought tcw. an asset in the united states. not a european asset. but it was owned by a french bank. that's a good asset. we think we got it at a good price. there are many banks in europe who will sell assets this year and next. we think there are good opportunities to buy there. >> it's interesting because banks are being forced to do fire sale prices. they need to raise capital. that's an opportunity for you. >> i hope so. i hope these are fire sale prices. they're probably not going to be that cheap. the banks ca
about that. the law itself is 2,500 pages. most of them missed the point. for example, we haven't dealt with the too big to fail issue in an adequate way. we haven't dealt with fannie mae and freddie mac and the housing in an adequate way. we have too many regulators that are -- the system is too frag managemented and it's too poe lit sized. there's a lot of things we should have done ta dodd frank didn't do. i'm all in favor of very strong regulation, but we didn't get it with dodd-frank. i think with dodd-frank all we got was excessive and ineffective regulation and we haven't fixed our system. >> wa about the inof banker pay? is it structured in a way that creates problems and different vulnerabilities within the banking industry? would you reform it? and how so? >> i couldn't quite hear that question. we don't have a great connection the. >> sorry, bill. we apologize for all the issues. i lastly wanted to ask you about banker pay. compensation is in focus here. does it need to be reformed? if so, how? >> i think i heard you talking about compensation and the fact that we are not reg
. there are always regulations, laws that you can impose to make sure stuff doesn't happen or does happen. it's a lot easier than when you're trying the win midterm elections. >> the first report on january consumer sentiment is out at 9:55 a.m. eastern. forecasts call for a reading of 75.5 up three points from december. we'll look at earnings from general electric, morgan stanley, schlumberger, johnson controls, state street and suntrust bank. >>> the outgoing treasury secretary, whose last day on the job is january 25th, tells "the wall street journal" the u.s. is well ahead of other countries in balancing the financial system. geithner says the u.s. has more diversity of strength from energy to high tech and the public should find comfort and optimism in that. but, rob, the public is not finding much optimism, are they? >> they shouldn't, given that we didn't get the fiscal cliff deal that we thought we did on january 1st. we got a mini deal. it looks like rubbish. they shouldn't be desperately optimistic. other things are going right. stock prices have been reasonably buoyant. the gas prices are
the government has come out today and said that no, we don't need to think about revising the bank of japan law. it was a threat they had out there before this statement came out. i think that independent story is something we can forget about for the time being. i think the interesting point is that monetary policy, anyone will tell you, has its limitations. especially in a country like japan. i think the onus is going to start shifting to the government itself and the government is looking ahead to an election, as we talked about many, many times. and here becomes the tricky part because they're trying to embark on structural reforms, they're talking about tax reforms, as well. this will be a multi layered process and hopefully they'll be in power long enough to deliver some of those changes. i think the market was expecting for the bank of japan to come in .deliver everything that was going to solve all of japan's problems after decades of recession, then they were probably misguided. but for the moment, the reaction we're getting from people who were watching japan is they probably took as
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